[IJERE] Assoc. Prof. Lena Lindenskov, Ph.D.


Assoc. Prof. Lena Lindenskov, Ph.D. Mail
Aarhus Universitet at the Copenhagen Campus, Denmark
Department of Educational Research (DPU)
Aarhus Universitet at the Copenhagen Campus
Research areas
Education, teaching and philosophy > Learning, didactics and education > Didactics


  • Ph.D. in Research in Mathematics Education, 1993, University of Roskilde, Denmark.
  • Master in Mathematics and Social Science, 1980, University of Roskilde, Denmark.


1980 – 1988 + 1991 – 1998: Teacher in upper secondary school for adolescents and adults in mathematics and social science.

1988 – 1991: Ph.D. Study financied by The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.

1992- 1998: Consultancy work for Danish Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour

1998: Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Royal Danish School for Educational Studies, which in 2000 emerged into Danish University of Education, DPU

2007 – 2011: Professor wsr in Mathematics and Science Education at Danish University of Education DPU, which emerged into DPU, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.

2011: (February) Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at Faculty of Arts, Arhus University

2011: (October) Leader for Science and Mathematics Education Group


2000-2003: Project Leader of DPU’s Development of National Curriculum and teacher education for Preparatory Adult Education in Mathematics, financed by Danish Ministry of Education.

2000-2003: Participated in the Grundtvig project ALMAB Adults Learning Mathematics Across Borders. Partners are from Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway.

2004-2007: Coordinator of the MiA-project. The Mathematics in Action is a Grundtvig 1 project in the Socrates program of the European Commission. Partners are from Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Spain.http://www.statvoks.no/mia/ (Coordinator)

2005-2007: Partner in the European Network for Motivational Mathematics for Adults (EMMA). Partners from 16 countries. http://www.statvoks.no/emma (Participant)

2007-2008 and 2009-2011: Partner in the Nordic Network CORMEA: COnnecting Research and Mathematics Education for Adults. Financed by the Nordic Council. http://www.cormea.org/ (Participant)

2009-2011: Early Intervention in Mathematics, Frederiksberg. Developmental and Research Project. Financed by Frederiksberg Municipality, Metropol University College, DPU and the Egmont Fundation. (Head)

2009-2010: A status for special mathematics education in a Danish municipality, financed by Danish Ministry of Education. (One-person-project)

2009-2010: Dyscalculia? A small explorative study, financed by Danish Ministry of Education. http://www.dyskalkuli.dk/(Participant)

2009-2012: A Danish Model for Early Intervention in Mathematics. Financed by Egmont Foundation. (Head)

2010-2014: Writing to learn – Learning to Write. Financed by FKK. (Participant)


Other research activities

2000: Chair and member of Ph.D. Committees

2002: Peer Reviewer for a number of journals.

1999: Mathematics expert in the Danish national PISA-team for PISA 2000, PISA 2003, PISA 2006, PISA 2009 and PISA 2012.